This week, Mozilla and NSF announced the winners of their Wireless Innovation for a Network Society (WINS) challenge. After designing and prototyping for many months, my team at Guardian Project won the fourth grand prize for our work on “Wind” off-grid communication networks. This being a challenge mostly focused on deployment of post-disaster communications infrastructure, […]Read more "A Berkman-Klein Center Tale: From Fellows Hour to Funding!"
Update below on August 11: Printing has begun! Tragic news, shared a few days ago by the #NEWPALMYRA project: Yesterday we received the devastating information that #NEWPALMYRA founder Bassel Khartabil was unlawfully executed by the Syrian regime. Needless to say, along with all of the international community whose lives he touched, we were shocked and […]Read more "#Print4Bassel A Participatory Memorial"
Reposted from the Guardian Project blog We have been working for many years with our partners at WITNESS, a leading human rights media training and advocacy organization, to figure out how best to turn smartphone cameras into tools of empowerment for activists. While it is often enough to use the visual pixels you capture to create […]Read more "Combating “Fake News” With a Smartphone “Proof Mode”"
I’ve started using Keybase Chat, and I am really enjoying it. It combines Slack and Dropbox, with end-to-end encryption, all without needing a phone number or “real name”. Send me a message and say hello! At Keybase we collectively use and love WhatsApp, Signal, Slack, and iMessage, to name a few. However, in all those […]Read more "Message me on Keybase"
I’m a big fan of the NextThingCo and their $9 CHIP computer for the simultaneously radical and practical approach to hardware manufacturing and low cost computing. Being a fairly early backer of their crowdfunding effort, I was able to get the super fun PocketCHIP dock/case/shell, as well, which looks like a cross between a Blackberry and a Gameboy, with […]Read more "Getting Signal on a PocketCHIP"